Author: Hugh Centerville
Published: June 27/13
Page Count: 374
Genre: Children's Paranormal
Shelf: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Lottie’s no zombie ax-murderer. She’s just a peculiar kid who wants to be a teenager, something she missed the first time. What else she wants is Bobby Clyde, cutest boy in the freshman class and how can Bobby resist? Lottie is cute and sweet and funny, or are those things illusory, a witch’s spell on Bobby? And what’s Bobby going to do when it’s time for Lottie to go back up onto the hill? Bobby is determined to go with her. Lottie doesn’t think he should go but she doesn’t think she could live (or die,) without him. Only Bobby’s mom and big sister can save him and before they can save him, they have to convince themselves it really is true, and there isn’t much time.
Lottie Barrett Lives (Again) is speculative fiction, a not-so lighthearted zombie romp.
Centreville has created some very interesting characters to take us through this novel. Some of the cast was very well developed, and you got to know them as a whole. Other characters aren’t quite so well developed, leaving a bit of a hole in the story. My biggest issue with the characters was the fact that their speech became forced at times. In general it flowed quite well, but it wasn’t the way a real 13 year old would converse.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read for parents and children alike.
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